Description of a Professional Master's Program on Research Processes and Innovation in Healthcare in Brazil

  • Clarissa Rodrigues Instituto de Cardiologia do RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Silvia Goldmeier Instituto de Cardiologia do RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Renato Kalil Instituto de Cardiologia do RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Keywords: masters programme, innovation, research, healthcare

Abstract

The Brazilian national coordination for the improvement of higher education personnel (CAPES) approved the Professional Master's Programme on Research Processes and Innovation in Healthcare course in 2013, and the first class started in 2014. This paper describes the programme.  The programme requires 2 years, including 360 class hours plus a thesis. The programme comprises mandatory and elective courses. The master's thesis must align with one of two work fields. Students can have different backgrounds, such as health, management, law and engineering. During the programme, students work together and in partnership with other institutions and companies on multidisciplinary projects. In the coming academic year we will offer the students the opportunity to specialise, during the master's programme, in some predefined areas. This Master's programme prepares professionals for the needs of the market, and connects research, clinical practice, industry and government, working in a multidisciplinary team to improve quality and innovate in healthcare.

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Rodrigues, C., Goldmeier, S., & Kalil, R. (2017). Description of a Professional Master’s Program on Research Processes and Innovation in Healthcare in Brazil. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e44:(1-4). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/217
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017